Sydney Contemporary

Discover with Benjamin Law—

We invited writer, journalist, and all-around connoisseur of culture Benjamin Law to select his highlights from Explore Sydney Contemporary. Browse and buy artwork by over 500 artists online from 11–21 November 2021.

"When buying art, I look for a combination of playfulness, provocation and profundity."

Benjamin Law is a Sydney / Eora-based writer, journalist, columnist and screenwriter. He is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic 101 (2017) and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). Benjamin created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning SBS TV series The Family Law, based on his memoir, and wrote the sold-out mainstage play Torch the Place for Melbourne Theatre Company (2020). 

In 2019, he was named one of the Asian-Australian Leadership Summit’s (AALS) 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians, and is involved with many foundations and NFP organisations across Australia such as Sydney Festival, Victorian Pride Central, Bridge for Asylum seekers and more.

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Atong Atem
Banksia (large), 2021
led neon
123cm x 88cm
Edition: edition 1 of 10 + 2 A/P
AU$9,000 incl. GST
Presented by MARS Gallery
View on Explore

On the art that inspires him – "Art that is beautiful, but also has something to say. Art that unfurls presumptions, explodes pre-existing lazy assumptions about history, politics and identity. And, of course, art that has been made with care and passion. "

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Tony Albert
You Wreck Me #56, 2020
printed photographs and vintage Captain Cook ephemera on archival paper sheet
29cm x 38.5cm
AU$2,420 incl. GST
Presented by Sullivan+Strumpf

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Atong Atem
Banksia, 2021
Digital video (dimensions variable)
116cm x 159cm
Edition: edition of 10 + AP
Click to watch video
AU$12,500 incl. GST
Presented by MARS Gallery

Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Antara, 2020, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 200 x 250 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.

Betty Kuntiwa Pumani
Antara, 2020
synthetic polymer paint on linen
250cm x 200cm
AU$30,000 incl. GST
Presented by Alcaston Gallery

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Lindy Lee
black dew, 2021
Chinese ink, fire and rain on paper (unframed)
155cm x 103cm
AU$22,000 incl. GST
Presented by Sullivan+Strumpf

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Margaret Dodd
Blue Commodore with Chinese Dragon, 2009
porcelain
13cm x 37cm x 18cm
AU$15,000 incl. GST
Presented by GAGPROJECTS

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